Another of those side issues that comes with chronic illness, is the issue of finances.
Dropping from full-time work to a pension (and now part-time work and part-pension) puts an interesting strain on the budget!
If you're really needing to save money, check out cheapskates.com.au . This site has a great set of hints and tips, and they have a free email newsletter if you're interested. The same person has a book called Debt free, cashed up and laughing which has a lot of the same hints as the website, but in a form you can read more comfortably if you still like to hold actual paper!
I can personally recommend their home-made washing powder - it's cheap and it works. You do need to have a food processor to make it. (At the moment, I'm without a food processor as such, having killed the old one with my gluten-free bread dough.)
I'll add my favourite money-saving hints to this blog, under the "money" category.